I am writing this post from sunny Brisbane. Hi! Its almost a week now since baby Tasima, my mother in law and I boarded a red eye flight and made our way to Brisvegas. When I booked the flights I booked a 6:55am flight. Who does that with a baby? *raises hand* I do.
I am not even going to lie the price made me do it – I am not one to walk away from an opportunity to save money. Lord knows flights out of the capital city of Australia are sometimes more expensive than international flights. So yes, I took advantage and booked the ‘cheap’ flight – because I am African like that.
You could not wipe the smile off my face. I was proper chuffed with my bargain flight price – that is until I had to wake up at 4:30am to shower, get myself and the baby ready to leave for the airport at 5:30am. Say what? Yup, hearing an alarm to wake up at 4:30 am – can you imagine? Fortunately baby Tasima had woken up for a feed and was really good about it. If anything she was curious about were we getting ready to go to at such an ungodly hour.
I like to travel in style and comfort – what better way than in my classic Stan Smiths?
Once we were one the aeroplane Tasima did chuck a mini tantrum because of the delayed take off and the being confined in the one space. At that moment I prayed to god that I would not be one of those mothers with an uncontrollable child on a flight – irritating the hell out of other passengers, who just want to fly in peace not in pieces.
Not long after I had settled baby Tasima, we took off and about an hour and a half later we landed. Lets just say baby Tasima flew like a BOSS and as her mama I couldn’t be prouder.
When I was pregnant my boss said to me, ‘just remember calm mother, calm baby‘. Wise words from a mother who know from experience what she is talking about. It is advise that I have cherished throughout my motherhood journey.
So why Brisbane?
Well we are here in Brisbane seeing family and friends during the Easter holidays – not to mention I am reuniting with my wardrobe that I left at my mamas. Hormones when I was pregnant made me believe that I would never fit into some amazing goodies again so they had to go. Luckily I didn’t throw them out I simply stored it. Can I get an amen? But i digress…
Its such beautiful thing to have the chance to introduce our baby girl to family and friends – so far they have only seen her on photos, videos or face time – they can now see her in the flesh and get to know the cheeky girl we know and love.
I am returning to my home town as a new mother who is seeing things in a different light and with me being away for just over 6 months the city has changed significantly. New roads – lots of people on the road – hello traffic jam. Even my old job even has some unrecognisable new faces. There is international shops that will ensure I need to upgrade my luggage when I head back home and about 100 new restaurants – not that I counted them, it just seems everywhere I turn there is a new eatery.
So yeah, thats me right now. I’m glad that I finally had some time so I can let you know whats been happening with me.
I hope that you are sitting on top of the world.